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Holiday Breakfast with Knights & Ladies

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Our Holiday Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held on Sunday, December 10th. We invite you to join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM for some of the best pancakes, sausages, egg, and baked goods in Streamwood. You’ll also be able to purchase gift items if you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping. This will be our first meal served from the brand-new parish kitchen. So many of you helped us raise funds which contributed to this parish improvement project. Please support our sponsors that advertise on our placemats.

Back by popular demand from our past pancake breakfasts is our biscuits & gravy along with “made to order” pancakes. You can decide to add toppings such as bananas, warm maple syrup, or other fruit to your pancakes. Be creative or go with the old standby pancakes. The Ladies will have a selection of their special baked good as well so that you can take something home for later in the day or save them for holiday treats.

We hope that you’ll join us for some fellowship either before or after mass. Funds raised from this event help us with our charitable works throughout the year. We’d like to thank Father Gregg and all the parish staff for their support of our fundraising efforts. Thank YOU for supporting us as well.

  Our Holiday Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held on Sunday, December 10th. We invite you to join the Knights and Ladies in the Parish Center from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM for some of the best pancakes, sausages, egg, and baked goods in Streamwood. You’ll also be able to purchase gift items […]

Light Up Streamwood

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Luminaria

Village of Streamwood

Annual Light UP Streamwood for the Holidays

December 1st

Volunteers, civic organizations and families help bring the holiday spirit to Streamwood by lining Park Boulevard, the Veteran’s Memorial and Village Hall as well as other areas throughout town with Luminaria.

After visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, join us in front of the Veteran’s Memorial for our annual holiday tree lighting. Luminaria will be held on Friday, December 1st.

Starting at 6:15 PM, we will decorate our islands with luminaria.

IMPORTANT:   We don’t have the same spot as usual, we have three islands this time  #14-15-16 which are closer to Irving Park Road.  Suggest parking along Park Blvd. or in the Jewel parking lot – it will be closer than in St. John’s parking lot.

Bring a flashlight and butane lighter if you have one.

Village of Streamwood Annual Light UP Streamwood for the Holidays December 1st Volunteers, civic organizations and families help bring the holiday spirit to Streamwood by lining Park Boulevard, the Veteran’s Memorial and Village Hall as well as other areas throughout town with Luminaria. After visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, join us in front of […]

Glitz Glamour & Other Things

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Knights & Ladies Activities

The Knights of Columbus’ and Ladies Auxiliary’s charitable efforts rely on several fund-raisers which kick off in autumn each year.   The next fund-raiser is  “Glitz & Glamour a Second Time Around”.  For several weeks, the Ladies have been collecting donations of usable items that are looking for a new home.  Mark your calendars for November 4th and plan to attend this “fun” raiser.    Proceeds will go towards our new parish kitchen.

Last weekend the 4th Annual Knights Challenge 5K was held.   This event requires a lot of planning and it doesn’t stop there.  Come race day, it takes a village to pull off the event.   The Ladies Auxiliary are always there to assist their Brother Knights.   Other ministries, like TMIY, also helped out.  Working together as a parish is one of the most rewarding aspects of  St. John the Evangelist parish.  We are truly a christian community working together to help others.   See our Knights Challenge website for complete details (click image below).

You’ll find the Knights and Ladies on street corners of Streamwood, by the Post Office and other locations with donation cans for two worthy causes each September. The Annual Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Drive, sometimes referred to as the Tootsie Roll Drive, is held the third weekend of September. Proceeds raised go to local organizations, including PADS, which support individuals and families in need of assistance. The fourth weekend raises funds for Kiwanis via their annual Peanut Drive. The Knights & Ladies were out in force for both these events once again this year.

 

Thank you to all that volunteered for these various charitable events.   The more people that get involved, the easier it is.   If you haven’t participated this year, consider doing so next year.  There is still time to get involved this year with more upcoming events.   Thank you to our our supporters as well.   Without your help, we couldn’t support these good causes.

Knights & Ladies Activities The Knights of Columbus’ and Ladies Auxiliary’s charitable efforts rely on several fund-raisers which kick off in autumn each year.   The next fund-raiser is  “Glitz & Glamour a Second Time Around”.  For several weeks, the Ladies have been collecting donations of usable items that are looking for a new home.  Mark […]

Columbus Day 2017

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Columbus Brought Faith to the New World

On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country and their families and their Faith.

These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought the Holy Faith to this New World. They were Knights of Columbus.

As we prepare to celebrate Columbus Day, the following links may be of interest.

  1. K of C-Marist poll shows strong support for Columbus and Columbus Day
  2. Blaming Columbus Misses the Lessons of History
  3. A website about Columbus, presented by the National Christopher Columbus Association
  4. New KofC-Marist Poll: Do Americans Support Columbus Day?
  5. Christopher Columbus and Fake History​
  6. Why Columbus Sailed: Interview with Scholar Carol Delaney

Columbus Brought Faith to the New World On October 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest […]

Patriot Day 2017

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Patriot DayIn the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.

President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89. It is a discretionary day of remembrance.

Never Forget 9/11

On this day, the President requests that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence begInternational World Day for Peaceinning at 8:46 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Brother Knights, Please Join in Remembering 9/11 on this Patriot Day 2017

The Fourth Degree is the highest degree of the order. It is an extension of the third degree. Members of this degree are addressed as “Sir Knight”. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship.

May God hold all the fallen in his hand, along with those that rushed to their aid on September 11, 2001. May He comfort those that remained behind to honor all the heroes and victims of that tragic day. Today 16 years later, we continue to remember – let us never forget how precious the gift of life is and how quickly we can be called home.

In the United States, Patriot Day occurs on September 11 of each year, designated in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Initially, the day was called the Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. President George W. Bush signed the resolution into […]